Rhode Island Man Wins $15,500 for Record-Setting Pumpkin

Rhode Island Man Wins $15,500 for Record-Setting Pumpkin

Ron Wallace of Rhode Island set a new Guinness World Record for the heaviest pumpkin and won $15,500 for a beastly pumpkin that weighed 2,009 pounds. At the New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Wallace won $5,500 for claiming first place, then got a $10,000 bonus for having a pumpkin that weighed more than a ton. Wallace smashed the previous record, held by Chris Stevens' 1810.5-pound pumpkin. 

What's he going to do with the money and new found fame?

[via Gawker]

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